Plein air painting is done outside in the fashion of artists such as Monet, O’Keefe, Sorolla, Sargent and Schmid. The Plein Air Painters Chicago paint together weekly, at locations highlighting the landscape and gritty city views in and around Chicago: Osaka Garden, Lawrence and Broadway, urban garden rooftops, Lincoln Park, top of the 606, the Chicago River Walk, Montrose Harbor and Chicago Botanic Garden are a few. Members of the PAPC come with diverse backgrounds including professionally trained fine and graphic artists, architects, as well as others whose creative outlets began in sketching, education, shoe sales, engineering, health care and millinery, and have studied and practiced painting and the art of plein air. The Plein Air Painters of Chicago is sponsored by the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, Chicago, IL.
The public is invited to the opening reception on Friday, July 19th from 7 to 9pm. Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Gallery at the Elmhurst Art Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11am – 5pm. The Museum has an admission fee but entry to EAG Gallery is free.